is a legendary rock band, formed in London in 1970. It was created by
Mercury, Brian May
Roger Taylor. John Deacon
didn’t join the band until 1971. And the rest is history! Success
has been on the cards from day one and is still continuing to this
day. It is currently estimated that the group has sold more that 300
million albums worldwide. And, according to an opinion poll conducted
in the UK, Queen is categorically the
greatest British band of all time.
Originally, the band was influenced by progressive rock (prog), the
influence of which is palpable in their first two albums, aptly named
Queen and Queen ll. It wasn’t until the second album that Queen
began enjoying real success, notably with the single Seven
Seas of Rhye.
Their next album, Sheer Heart Attack, became a gold record in the US.
But it wasn’t until 1975 that the band really made their mark,
- the lead single of their Night at the Opera album. Following that,
the band’s enduring success was assured, every album a hit. It
would be hard to list them all but some of their most memorable hits
are the Champions,
Will Rock You,
Stop Me Now,
Little Thing Called Love,
Wants to Live Forever
and one of the last big hits for the group; The
Show Must Go On.
This song is particularly meaningful, given its release date of
October 14th, 1991, just one month before Freddie Mercury passed
away. In 1995, an album entitled Made in Heaven was released using
recordings laid down by Mercury shortly before his death.